Will You Yield to Temptation
We Are Only Human
There are laws, rules and regulations to keep us from doing the wrong thing. Now that is a thing worth thinking about. So it would seem that we are not that much different from nonhuman animals. We are not as civilized as we would like to think we are. Other animals are put in cages, and so are some of us. There are thousands of laws throughout the world with the sole purpose of keeping us in line. Why would this be. Are we not supposed to be the higher-level thinkers of the animal world. If this is so, why do we need the police, the military and other means of enforcement just to keep us in check. Laws are broken all the time, even when we know there could be punishment to follow. Are we just wild by nature with an inclination to do the wrong thing?
Now of course, there are no laws to regulate our relationship with each other. You know how we treat one another. You are my wife but I am having sex with your “best friend,” is that right. You tell your husband that you are out with the girls when you are at the motel getting it on. I say to you that I love you when I know it is a lie. You act as if you are really feeling it when at the same time you can hardly wait for him to roll off to his side of the bed. Your husband’s buddy cannot keep his eyes off your body parts. He does this every time your husband looks away. You enjoy his attention to the details of your assets, what are you going to do about it? Will you yield to temptation.
On your last trip to your friend’s house, you made sure to brush up against her husband, did that satisfy you enough, or do you need more. Did he say you are excused or did he push back in silence letting it be known that he was thrilled by the touch. A casual acquaintance that you had “noticed” tells you that she wants to be with you that her loins ache for you. And you are married, will you yield to temptation. Your boyfriend that you really care about in so many ways and want to be with cannot satisfy you in bed. Will you yield to temptation and be with someone else just for sex. You are out with the boys and they want to go to the strip joint, you promised your wife you would not do this. Will you yield to temptation and go instead.
We will be tempted to do thing that we know are wrong by moral standards but feel right by our on. Do you yield to temptation or do you deny yourself the pleasure of being who you are. The pain and pleasure of life was put here for us to decide. There are some who believe that there should be no pleasure or that there should be some type of on and off switch. No such switch was included when we were created for pain and pleasure is part of who we are. And pleasure is what we seek because it feels better than pain. That is why it is so difficult, and not natural, not to yield to temptation. We are not made that way. The Creator used desire to make sure that the life of his creation would continue to be. This could not happen with pain. It is meant simply to tell us that not all is well. We are animals, yes, you heard what I said, and we are human. When we deny ourselves the pleasures of life all that is left is pain. Now I ask you, will you yield to temptation?